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Beyond Extinction: A New Emphasis on Species Recovery

By Michelle Nijhuis Photo: Goh Chai Hin , Getty Images

The Sumatran rhino, the smallest, shaggiest, and most endangered of the world’s five rhinoceros species, is found only on the Indonesian islands of Sumatra and Borneo.


More than 38,500 speciesare threatened with extinction

Indigenous and Local Knowledge (ILK) has been developed over centuries or millennia by indigenous peoples and local communities (IPLCs) and is continuously evolving. It provides a unique and rich source of information on biodiversity. There has been increasing recognition over recent years that ILK has an important role to play in environmental decision-making, management, policy, and assessments.